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Houses. Dwellings

  • The "Baby Dolls"by Kim Marie Vaz; Millisia White

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    One of the first women's organizations to mask and perform during Mardi Gras, the Million Dollar Baby Dolls redefined the New Orleans carnival tradition. Tracing their origins from Storyville-era brothels and dance halls to their re-emergence in post-Katrina New Orleans, author Kim Marie Vaz uncovers the fascinating history of the "raddy-walking,... more...

  • About The Hearthby David G. Anderson; Robert P. Wishart; Virginie VatA©

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Due to changing climates and demographics, questions of policy in the circumpolar north have focused attention on the very structures that people call home. Dwellings lie at the heart of many forms of negotiation. Based on years of in-depth research, this book presents and analyzes how the people of the circumpolar regions conceive, build, memorialize,... more...

  • Acquainted with the Nightby Christopher Dewdney

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 16.99

    Only Christopher Dewdney could mine the darkest pools of lore, legend, natural history, science, cultural history and the arts to recast the seemingly commonplace aspects of an ordinary night into a magical and exhilarating nocturnal tour. Using an original hour-by-hour structure that follows night?s progression from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, Dewdney explores... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Wineby Douglas Burnham; Ole M. Skilleas

    Wiley 2012; US$ 119.95

    The Aesthetics of Wine shows that discussing wine within the framework of aesthetics both benefits our understanding of wine as a phenomenon, while also challenging some of the basic assumptions of the tradition of aesthetics. Analyzes the appreciation of wine as an aesthetic practice. Tackles prejudices against bodily senses, showing how they... more...

  • Alcohol, Gender and Cultureby Dimitra Gefou-Madianou

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 170.00

    Contributors show how in countries across Europe, alcohol plays a significant role in cultural, religious and social identities, and how drinking practices can provide an analytical tool with which to approach different socio-cultural groups. more...

  • American Afterlifeby Kate Sweeney

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Someone dies. What happens next?. One family inters their matriarch’s ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a greenburial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, "You can make mummies with it!" while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements. A... more...

  • Analysing Allerzielen Alomby William R. Arfman

    Sidestone Press 2011; US$ 12.15

    Since 2005, Dutch artist Ida van der Lee's Allerzielen Alom (or All Souls' All Around) project, as well as its various offshoots, have flowered throughout the Netherlands. In doing so they have brought a diverse public of various ages and religious as well as non-religious backgrounds together at the end of October or the beginning of November... more...

  • The Ancient art of Teaby Warren Peltier; John T. Kirby

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    Fine tea leaves and resplendent utensils are only two elements of what is a dynamic process to fully enjoy tea. However, without skill in steeping tea, without a suitable environment to drink tea, without good spring water, without proper fire to boil water, without an understanding of tasting tea, such exquisiteness of tea leaves and utensils effectively... more...

  • Arabische Berichte von Gesandten an germanische Fürstenhöfe aus dem 9. und 10. Jahrhundertby Georg Jacob

    De Gruyter 1927; US$ 133.00

    Arabische Berichte von Gesandten an germanische Fürstenhöfe aus dem 9. und 10. Jahrhundert (Quellen zur deutschen Volkskunde) more...

  • Aromaby Constance Classen; David Howes; Anthony Synnott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    This text argues that smell is repressed in the modern West, and its social history ignored. It attempts to break the "olfactory silence" of modernity by offering an exploration of the cultural role of odours in Western history and in a wide variety of non-Western societies. more...